The art of the Papuan Gulf is known for its strong graphic quality—from the classic wooden spirit boards, the tapa masks, the shoulder shields, the carved coconut marupai charms and even the bark belts such as the present example. This one is especially strong for the spirit portrayed outlined in white lime against a field of orange-pigmented bark. Notice the aged glossy patina of the inside of the belt. Again, this one is from the estate of Lynda Cunningham, is 8 ½” (21.6 cm) in diameter, dates to the late 19th century and sells for $2000. Questions?